Explosion hits major tourist area in Istanbul

Several people said to have been injured at an explosion at Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet district. This neighborhood is the most popular tourist area in Istanbul with the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern and the Topkapi Palace in close proximity. Make sure to keep a close eye on travel alerts from your government if you are planning to visit Turkey in the near future as there have already been two major bombing attacks in Turkey last year. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35290760
T-Mobile Simple Choice vs Google Project FI for international travel

Google vs T-Mobile cell phone plan abroad

Google Project FI and T-Mobile Simple Choice are both plans that are great if you are travelling abroad since they automatically include very cheap or even free data, calls and texts. We tested both plans side by side on a trip through Austria, Germany, Italy, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom to share our experience with you. Especially since Google’s new Project FI plan isn’t completely opened to everybody we were very curious how it would perform.

Mobile Google Maps Improves Offline Mode

Google Maps gets navigation, destination Search, and more in offline mode. Previously you could only save small parts of the map for offline usage. Nevertheless it was not possible to use this information for turn by turn navigation. You can now download much bigger areas granted you have enough space on your mobile device.